Way Elementary School

Belief sets are at play in every school. Some refer to it as a vision, others to a mission. Setting aside outdated educational practices of the past, at Way Elementary we nurture a culture of thinking and compassion by embracing the Visible Thinking framework.

In This We Believe at Way Elementary

  • Focusing students on the learning vs. the work
  • Teaching for understanding vs. mere knowledge
  • Encouraging deep vs. surface learning strategies
  • Promoting independence vs. dependence
  • Developing a growth vs. fixed mindset

Want to learn more? Please feel free to contact us for an appointment and tour.

Our job is not to make up anybody's mind, but to open minds and to make the agony of the decision making so intense you can escape only by thinking. - Fred Friendly

A Window Into Way

Visible Thinking Program at Michigan School

Making Our Thinking Visible

It is often difficult to comprehend the extensive amount of thinking, learning, and understanding that is taking place inside your child’s classroom each and every day. A Window Into Way will provide you with snapshots of learning opportunities students are engaged in; experiences in which thinking is valued, visible and actively promoted. By making student’s thinking visible, we can better understand how our students are learning as well as their depth of understanding. Enjoy!


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade


Morning Drop Off

Way's doors open up at 8:50 a.m. each day. If you are dropping off your child as opposed to the bus, please do not drop off before 8:50 a.m. as staff coverage begins at that time. Instruction begins at 9:05 a.m. As a reminder, the front circle is for our buses only. Parents driving their child to school must use the car drop off line. If you would like to walk your child into the building, please park in the side lot. The safety of our families is a top priority.

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Full STEAM Ahead!

The Bionic Black Hawks have released the 3rd episode of their TV show "Full STEAM Ahead!" Check it out at Watch experiments with fire conducted by Amanda, Scientist at the Michigan Science Center, and an interview with Dr. England, former NASA astronaut. Each episode has a trivia contest for younger students.

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Yearbooks on Sale

Would your family like a keepsake of the 2016-2017 school year at Way? Informational fliers which include pricing, packages, and personalization options will be sent home with students. Orders must be placed online at with our school ID code 10442417. February 28 is the last day to place an order.

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Biz Kids Contest Winners

Congratulations to Way student, Sophia Hosler, and BHMS students, Christian and Melia Hosler, on winning the Biz Kids contest on the Harry Connick, Jr. Show. This trio of siblings was invited to NYC to take part in a contest featuring Kidpreneurs and their businesses. They took home the top prize which included $10,000, a $50,000 branding packing through Ruckus Marketing in New York, Moto 2 Droid Phones, Hasleblad True Zoom, Moto Insta-Share Projectors, JBL Soundboosts and a one-year membership to Excel ProClub, a youth mentoring program for entrepreneurs. This amazing package will allow these siblings to take their business, Nooloos, to the next level!

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Interested in a tour?

Please fill out the tour request form here or call 248.341.6328.

Each student has a unique set of interests and it is likely you will have questions you would like to ask privately. For these reasons and others, we offer personalized tours of Bloomfield Hills Schools.

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BHS Foundation

Dear Way Families,

I hope you are aware of our BHS Foundation's Annual Giving Campaign--We're All In.

The Foundation raises private dollars to fund initiatives that enrich educational experiences for our students.

Way has received many grants from the BHSF. These grants have allowed us to offer innovative and inspirational programs for our students.

Way grant highlights include:

  • Smart Music (Computerized MusicProgram)
  • Hey! That Looks Like Me! (Multi-cultural Literature)
  • S'Cool Moves (Physical Movement Program Supporting Academic Achievement)
  • Easy Sharing (Green Screen and 4 iPad Holders)
  • Geometry Program using Magna-Tiles
  • Artful Literacy (A Library Featuring Books on Art)
  • Inspiration, Investigation, Innovation (Work space for Science, Robotics, Camp Google and more)

The Foundation has also funded district-wide initiatives that impact Way such as staff development speakers, diversity initiatives, robotics equipment and more. For a complete list of grants, visit

Please consider a donation during this annual giving campaign. If 50% of our families give, we can win a $350 unrestricted grant. We might even win a $1000 grant!

Contributions can be made at

I'm In. I hope you are too.

Adam Scher


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Fine Arts Wing



  • Gymnastics - Gym (Jan. 23-May 22) No class Feb. 20 or Apr. 17)
  • Little Medical School - Room 24 (Jan. 23-Feb. 27)
  • Weird Science - Art Room (Jan. 23-Feb. 27)


  • Floor Hockey - Gym (Jan. 24-Feb, 21) No class Jan. 31
  • Girls on the Run - Blacktop & Room 12 (Mar 14-May 23) No class April 4 & 18


  • Basketball - Gym (Jan. 18-Feb. 22)
  • Math Pentathlon K/1 - Rooms 19, 24, 26 & 31 (Jan. 11-April 26) No class Mar. 8, Apr. 5 & Apr. 19


  • Chess Wizards - Room 19 (Jan. 19-Mar. 23) No class Feb. 23
  • Math Pentathlon 4/5 - Room 26 (Jan 12-April 13) No class Feb. 23 & Apr. 6
  • Musical Theater - Gym (Jan. 19-Mar. 23) No class Feb. 23


  • Girls on the Run - Blacktop & Room 12 (Mar. 17-May 26) No class Mar. 31, Apr 7 & 14, May 26
  • Lego Challenge - Room 23 (Jan. 20-Mar. 17) No class Jan. 27
  • Math Pentathlon 2/3 - Rooms 26 & 31 (Jan. 13-Apr. 21) No class Jan. 27, Mar. 31, April 7 & April 14


Way Elementary
765 West Long Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


Attendance: 248.341.7810

Adam Scher, Principal

Elaine Bosin, Secretary

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Class 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Half Days 12:20 p.m. Dismissal

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
3:55 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Office 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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